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Erik Rush | March 26, 2021


The year 2020 saw thousands of organizations significantly impacted by a wide range of new security vulnerabilities as work and networking paradigms shifted dramatically. Ensuring that the new, compulsory work-from-home environment was safe and secure became an overnight priority. Organizations of all stripes stepped-up efforts to improve overall security with increased testing of assets and rapid vulnerability remediation.

This month marks a year since unprecedented lockdown restrictions were first implemented globally as governments did what they could to slow the spread of COVID-19. As a result, many businesses deemed non-essential were forced to cease or severely limit work in their physical premises and move to remote working models. This of course led to an almost overnight shift to remote working for millions of people and thousands of organizations.

And the Band Played On…

Despite the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines, the situation globally remains similar a year later, with the home working modality now a normal part of life for many. Yet, those who contribute to the world of digital security challenges and threats did not take a vacation, nor did they have to dramatically alter their work paradigm. New security challenges and threats continue to develop as digital ecosystems evolve and cybercriminals ply their evil work.

For cybersecurity solutions that encompass all aspects of an organization’s needs, increasing numbers of business owners, executives and IT managers are turning to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the premier purveyor of Cloud-based security infrastructure and services. AWS provides organizations with the control and confidence needed to operate securely with the most up-to-date, flexible and secure cloud computing environment available.

Find it Fast With AWS… The Rest Easy

With the increasing number of platforms, tools, apps and solutions out there, one of the refreshing aspects of AWS services is their one-stop AWS Solutions Library. This all-encompassing resource offers a collection of cloud-based solutions for dozens of technical and business problems, vetted for you by AWS. Users can employ patterns from AWS Solutions Constructs to build their own well-architected application, explore the collection of AWS Solutions Reference Architectures as a reference for a project, browse the portfolio of AWS Solutions Implementations for applications that they can automatically deploy directly into their AWS account, or choose an AWS Solutions Consulting Offer for help from an AWS Partner with deploying, integrating, and managing a Solution.

Looking to implement a multi-account strategy as a best practice to provide resources and security isolation for workloads? Not only can AWS help you do it, but they provide more resources than you’ll ever need to complete your research on the topic. Are you a banking organization looking to implement the right architecture for Open APIs? AWS has that covered too. An airport using IoT and AI/ML to generate real-time data for aircraft movement, gate turns, baggage tracking, queue depth, and passenger traffic? Covered with a click.

As an AWS customer, you’ll benefit from AWS data centers and a network architected to protect your information, identities, applications, and devices. With AWS, you’ll improve your ability to meet core security and compliance requirements with ease. AWS allows you to automate manual security tasks so you can shift your focus to scaling and innovating your business. With AWS, you pay only for the services that you use—and you’ll always find what you’re looking for in the AWS Solutions Library.

Order of the Cipher is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) training company and a novel approach to cybersecurity training that combines theatrical presentation with proven teaching techniques. We’ve mastered Amazon Web Services, and we’ve perfected how to showcase the versatility and capability of AWS technology in a manner that provides real-world immersion experiences that prepare students to expertly navigate the AWS ecosystem.


Order of the Cipher: Ep 01 Cybersecurity, Tech, and AWS Podcast. Filmed at the Cipher Suite.

Order of the Cipher: Ep 02 AWS, Cybersecurity, and Tech Podcast. Hacking, Coding, and IT humor.

Cybersecurity, Tech, and AWS Podcast. Filmed at the Cipher Suite.